The mission of this special event is to maximize the safe use of medications and to increase awareness of medication errors through open communication, increased reporting and promotion of medication error prevention strategies. TAYMM is essential to creating medicine communication and helping to promote better medicine use and health outcomes. Consumers are encouraged to discuss with healthcare professionals which medicines they may take, with a focus on what to know about a medication in terms of expected health outcomes, possible side effects, benefits and potential risks. Medicine compliance and awareness of side effects are part of this event's efforts.
October is Talk About Prescriptions Month, which culminates with Prescription Errors Education and Awareness Week. All month long one can use these important events to spread the message about medication compliance, drug misuse, minimizing medication risks, and fostering greater communication between health professionals and patients.